How to reach Lesvos


Lesvos is not a main tourist destination; therefore there are relative few direct charter flights from EU countries. You can of course always come via Athens or Thessalonica.  Aegean/Olympic as members of Star Alliance can be combined with companies like British Airways or Lufthansa and your baggage is checked through to Mytilini (MJT), your final destination.  

You can of course use low-cost companies like EasyJet and Ryanair. In this case you often fly with handbag only and then you can also use smaller Greek companies like Astra or Skyexpress for your Mytilini flight.  

If you wish to check flight possibilities on-line we suggest Skyscanner.

Below we give you an idea how the situation was with direct flights from Europe in 2019. Obviously, it is impossible to preview flights in 2021...


Un. Kingdom

Jet2 from May to October

every Thurday and Saturday from

Manchester -MAN

every Thursday from

London Stansted 

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Since Germania bankrupted no direct flights have been announced yet.

The easiest for the moment is to try Aegean via Athens from/to Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, Berlin, Dresden, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hannover, Munich, Nuremberg, Stuttgart.

Also via Viena on Saturday with Eurowings, from and back to Dusseldorf and to Cologne-Bonn. Also but only for your way back from Mytilini to Stuttgart and to Hannover.

and of course....

If that " kommt Ihnen Spanisch vor" contact Vamos-Reisen: a relative small travel company based in Hanover with lovely people ready to help you.

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Eurowings every Saturday from May to October Vienna -VIE

They fly afternoon at 17:10 from Vienna, which is suitable coming to Lesvos if you travel from North Germany like Berlin and Hamburg and getting a correspondence.



Direct from Brussels every Friday from 4 May - 28 September with TuiFly.



Coredon on Monday and Thursday from Amsterdam, starting the 29th April 2019.



last years was on Sunday but schedule for 2019 not announced yet (jan. 2019)



The nearest airport is Izmir. In 2018 a Turkish company has scheduled a very small plane coming to Lesvos 3 times/week.  Alternatively you can take a bus to Ayvalik and then the ferry to Mytilini. This might oblige you an overnight in Izmir, Ayvalik or even better at Pergamon.  

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Use the ferry

There are everyday ferries from Athens/Piraeus.  

 “Hellenic Seaways” / “Blue Star Ferries” schedule daily overnight ferries.  Trip needs 11 hours via Chios Island to reach Lesvos. Trip costs about €70 with bed in cabin with the advantage that you don't pay a hotel for that night.


Island hopping

From Creta you can fly to Lesvos with Skyexpress
From Mykonos you can use a Ferry once a week.
From Samos & Lemnos there are ferries 3 days/week in July August, less out of the season. 
The easiest island to visit from Lesvos is Chios. Only 3 hours distance from Lesvos and daily ferry connections.